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2010-UP-005 - The State v. Tracy Dowell

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State, Respondent,

v.

Tracy L. Dowell, Appellant.


Appeal From Horry County
Edward B. Cottingham, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2010-UP-005
Submitted January 4, 2010 – Filed January 21, 2010   


APPEAL DISMISSED


Chief Attorney Joseph L. Savitz, III, South Carolina Commission, of Columbia, for Appellant.

Attorney General Henry Dargan McMaster, , Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, Assistant Deputy Attorney General Donald J. Zelenka , Office of the Attorney General, of Columbia, John Gregory Hembree, 15th Circuit Solicitor's Office, of Conway, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM: In September, 2007, Tracy L. Dowell was sentenced to thirty years for murder.  Dowell's counsel attached to the brief a petition to be relieved as counsel, stating that he had reviewed the record and concluded that this appeal lacks merit.  Dowell filed a pro se brief.

After a thorough review of the record, the pro se brief, and counsel's brief pursuant to Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738 (1967) and State v. Williams, 305 S.C. 116, 406 S.E.2d 357 (1991), we dismiss[1] the appeal and grant counsel's petition to be relieved.

APPEAL DISMISSED

HUFF, A.C.J., GEATHERS, J., and CURETON, A.J., concur.


[1] We decide this case without oral argument pursuant to Rule 215, SCACR.